I'm from Boston, with its "North End" (its "Little Italy"), so I know great pizza from just good pizza. And I'm not one of those reviewers who gives all of their reviews either five stars or one star. This place was built to serve artisan pizza, and they've gotten it exactly right. I had read a lot about Pizza Paradiso in Honokowai (north Kaanapali), but to be honest it wasn't particularly good. Porto's pizza was what we were looking for - delicious in all the ways a pizza should be: perfect crust, locally sourced ingredients, generously sized, tasty cheese blend, etc. If you like Hawaiian pizza (usually pineapple and ham), this place steps it up a big notch: Instead of ham they use locally farmed smoked pulled pork - delicious! They also serve soups, salads, and appetizers. The decor is casual yet classy and perfectly suits the place. Best of all, Porto is part of the Pacific Whale Foundation organization, so all of the proceeds go to research, conservation and education. It's right next to the Maui Ocean Center aquarium, so you can take in both at the same time. Definitely worth the drive from anywhere in West Maui.
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